JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF FRAUDULENTLY RAISING FUNDS

A Joshua Tree man is being accused of fraud after using fake pictures to claim bone cancer in a fund-raiser. Kevin Fish started the fundraiser earlier this month to raise $4,000 for what he described as his “final trip home” to Louisiana before he succumbs of cancer. Palm Springs television

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. According to the California Highway Patrol, 33 people were killed on state roads last year during the Thanksgiving holiday, down from 44 in 2012. Most of the people killed in 2013—88 percent—were not wearing their seatbelt

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of beating her children. According to a Sheriff’s report, Julie Pierce, 23, was moving out of a residence in the 73800 block of Desert Trail Drive and was hitting her two step-children, 8 and 9 years old. The deputy determined both children

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TWO ARRESTED UNDER YUCCA VALLEY’S SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE

Two Yucca Valley women were arrested Monday night for allowing minors to drink alcohol in their home. About 10 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies Shauna Ables and Ericson Dominick found a boy on Pueblo Trail who had just left a home in the 7400 block of Fox Trail. The boy was obviously

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CAR DESTROYED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A car is a total loss following a car fire in Yucca Valley Tuesday morning. Shortly after 11 a.m., a woman was driving in the 7600 block of Rockaway when she smelled something burning. After she got her child out of the Buick Riviera, the car’s engine erupted in flames.

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BASIN WIDE FOUNDATION INVITES YOU TO ADOPT A CHILD

The Basin-Wide Foundation wants you to adopt a child for gift-giving this holiday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to help… As Christmas approaches, most families celebrate by spending time together and giving gifts. Sadly, for many kids in the Child Protective Services program, they won’t get this chance. Help

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTINGS PLANNED IN JOSHUA TREE, MORONGO VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND YUCCA VALLEY

Holidays lightings are being planned in communities all around our Morongo Basin. The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to help light up their village and kick off the winter holidays in their seventh annual “The Stars Come Out in Joshua Tree” promotion. The merchants and any other star

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YOUR THANKSGIVING MEAL COULD HARM YOUR PET

The majority of emergency room for pet visits during the Thanksgiving holiday revolve around the turkey. Don’t feed your pet any food from your Thanksgiving meal. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more about how even a small piece of turkey skin or butter-coated vegetable can cause a life-threatening illness in

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REACH OUT ON HOLIDAY SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Twentynine Palms Senior Center will be closing at 2 p.m. today and will closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28. The Senior Center and Senior Nutrition programs will reopen with all services on Monday, December 1. They

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SATURDAY DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP FOR YUCCA VALLEY’S GOT TALENT

This Saturday is the deadline to apply for the 2015 “Yucca Valley’s got Talent” competition. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up… The Town of Yucca Valley is seeking talented performers for the upcoming Yucca Valley’s Got Talent event. Those with unique or even not so unique talents

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND MURDERED IN TENT BEHIND WAL-MART

A Yucca Valley man was found murdered in a makeshift tent behind Wal-Mart Sunday afternoon. A release from the Sheriff’s homicide detail said at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies from the Yucca Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased man, later identified as Jackie Singer, 58, of

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WE REVIEW “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AT THEATRE 29

Our local community Theater 29’s final offering this season is the Ken Ludwig farce “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Director John Wright has conjured a strong cast that includes Theater 29 faves and able newcomers. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production… You’ve heard of a play within a

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AN ARREST FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Saturday morning after his wife said he choked her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Randall Garrett, 27, was arguing with his wife shortly before 3 a.m. in the 58600 block of Sunflower Drive when the woman said the argument turned physical. The woman

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TWO ARRESTED FOR CAR THEFT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two men were arrested in the wee hours of Saturday morning after they were seen trying to steal a vehicle in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Paaverud, 28, and Glen Stephens, 25, and two others, were in the 3500 block of Condalia Avenue about 4:45 a.m. when

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ADOPT A CAT FROM THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

This is a great time to adopt a cat from the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a donor is paying for most of the fees… Make your Christmas a “Meow-y” one by adopting a cat from the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter. Due to generous donations to

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NO TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, at 6 p.m. will not be held. The next meeting of the City Council will be held on Tuesday, December 9, at 6 p.m.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Copper Mountain College will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 27 through November 30. Online registration will be available for eligible students during this time. The college will resume its normal operating hours on December 1.

BURRTEC TRASH PICK-UP ONE DAY LATE THIS WEEK

Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27. Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

NURSING PROGRAM OFFERED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Copper Mountain College is offering a great program for students who are interested in nursing. ROP broadcast student Marie Linton has more on the program… Students who are interested in the nursing career field can attend Copper Mountain College and get a range of degrees, including an associated degree in

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SECOND ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE HOLIDAY MARKET THIS WEEKEND

The Second Annual Joshua Tree Holiday Market will be held November 28, 29 and 30, on Park Boulevard across from the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center, next to Coyote Corner. The market will start at noon Friday until 10 p.m. and start up at 10 a.m. on Saturday and

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